A Fool and His Money?

15 Jul

I don’t know about you but in my book Former President George W. Bush deserves the title of Worst President ever!

Recently it was disclosed that President Dubbya, as he is so fondly called by those who think he was one of our finest presidents, charged 100,000 dollars to speak at a charity fundraiser for U.S. military veterans who were severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was also provided with a jet so he could travel to the fundraiser at a cost of 20,000 extra dollars. And former First Lady Laura Bush, collected $50,000 to appear a year earlier.

The charity, which sounds like a very good cause, helps to provide specially-adapted homes for veterans who lost limbs and suffered other severe injuries in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The charity’s officials said that the total of $170,000 spent on the former President and his wife were for speaking at the fund raiser was justified because the former President and First Lady offered discounted fees and helped raise record amounts in contributions at the galas held in 2011 and 2012.

So that’s the good news… because according to those same charity officials, Former President Bush usually charges 250,000 dollars when he speaks… But seriously, talk about a jobs program! First President Bush has his Neo-Con friends cook up some phony reasons to send men to war in Iraq and then, years later, after he’s out of work, he charges hundreds of thousands of dollars to go speak to the poor unfortunate and disabled veterans of that war!

Wow! Talk about malice aforethought! Mission Accomplished, I guess?

Sure he helped them raise some money for a good cause but with his discounted fee our good ex-president can write off the loss and make it a complete wash on his taxes too. It’s a win/win! And let’s not even mention the fact that President G.W. Bush actually declared the war in Iraq over in 2003…about 10 years before the war actually ended…and also about 10 years of added veterans to help fill his speaking calendar.

Now in all fairness to our most recent former president, other former U.S. Presidents have turned to the speaker’s circuit for a major source of after-presidential income for their post-presidential years. And some of them have earned well into the millions of dollars while doing it…. But really, I ask you…charging veterans of two wars that you were responsible for sending them to… is a bit tacky wouldn’t you say? And besides, does he really need that money? Really?

Remember that woman who spent weeks camped outside of the former President’s vacation ranch in Texas until he would speak to her about her son’s death in the war in Iraq? He never did come out to talk to her. I guess now we know she couldn’t pay, huh?

Anyway, now our former 2nd President Bush, retired form stating wars, cutting taxes for the wealthy and wrecking economies, also likes to spend his time painting likenesses of the heads of state that he has met during his travels…I think that from now on he should simply paint the heads of clowns…very, very sad clowns…


6 Responses to “A Fool and His Money?”

  1. Animal Farm July 15, 2015 at 2:53 am #

    If America keeps dancing with two left feet, there’s only one way to go.

  2. emmylgant July 15, 2015 at 7:01 am #

    Only expletives come to mind… so I will just give you a standing ovation.
    I am curious: how much exactly did that particular fund raising net out for vets? You know after ALL the expenses

  3. Dick Dastardly July 15, 2015 at 11:22 am #

    Our former Prime Minister and Dubbyas best mate Tony Blair has done the same thing and earned a fortune on the speakers circuit. I can’t say that he has charged veterans organisations to speak – he’s probably too busy to speak to them.

  4. hitandrun1964 July 15, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

    He is a moron and yet a lot of people still don’t understand that. Amazing.

  5. jacquelineobyikocha July 15, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

    I try very hard not to curse, but this is a con, in my opinion.

  6. J.R.Goldrich July 15, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

    BRAVO! You’ve done it again! Nailed it…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Bridgette Tales

Everybody has a story. Here's a little of mine.


Unleashing the beauty of creativity


Stream of Thought observations, images, and more


Real Gardening in my Real Garden

My Life As A Wife

Have I Lost My Mind?

Amber Evergreen

Elite Submissive Companion in Scotland

When Life Hands You Lemons...

Figuring life out, one post at a time.

Mono Girl

Life Beyond Tired

Pen of Contention

Giving ink to life's little annoyances...

Budget Abode

home is where the heart is, but it doesn't have to break the budget. Here's to pinching pennies and DIY-ing our way to a happy home (and heavy wallet).

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Travel the world, one trip at a time

The Floating Thoughts

thoughts of yours & thoughts of ours...would create an unforgettable memoir !!!

My Journey to the CrossFit Games

Relentlessly Pursuing Excellence in CrossFit & In Life

The Mouse's Soapbox

observations from a certain, unique perspective - especially, these days, about dating


Travelling the world and dancing


a gated community for the overthinker

%d bloggers like this: